John Cofield

John Cofield’s Oxford And Ole Miss: William Faulkner And Andrew Price At Rowan Oak

About 40 years ago I told Mom that for Christmas and birthdays I wanted cool framed stuff. And Dad gave her photos and she...

John Cofield’s Oxford And Ole Miss: Faces Of Oxford, James Ivy

It was a love/love relationship. There was no patronism from either. Ole Miss, and particularly the Freshman Class, loved James Ivy and he loved...

John Cofield’s Oxford And Ole Miss: The Spillway

The Tallahatchie seemed to be everywhere. Looking out the backseat window, we crossed it a million times going up old 7 to Memphis. And,...

John Cofield’s Oxford And Ole Miss: William Faulkner And The Kentucky Derby

As the Derby approaches, Sports Illustrated asked William Faulkner to cover the Kentucky Derby for their May 1955 issue. "So it is not just betting,...

John Cofield’s Oxford And Ole Miss: The Lyric On Van Buren Avenue

The Lyric on Van Buren Avenue has such a storied history on the street. Every single business within sight of it has flipped over...

John Cofield’s Oxford And Ole Miss: The Old Colonel

But Sanctuary did not come from out of nowhere, and neither did William Faulkner. He hails from a long line of novel-worthy figures. The...

John Cofield’s Oxford And Ole Miss: Ole Cumberland Church

I'm no historian. Until 10 years ago, any history occurring longer than two weeks ago all faded to foggy gray, then black. I'm only...

John Cofield’s Oxford And Ole Miss: Mr. Garner Hickman

Mr. Garner Hickman, First National Bank President Hickman, called university photographer Jack Cofield at the Ole Miss Public Relations office one afternoon. The rest...

John Cofield Recalls The Story Of Oxford’s Angelo Mistilis And Bobby Holcomb

By John Cofield. If you were among the boys who got to call Dina, Joey, John and Erin's daddy... Angelo, instead of Mr....

John Cofield’s Oxford and Ole Miss: Buckner’s Trestle Tragedies

The first time I read about old Buckner's Trestle south of town, and the two tragedies that happened there some 58 years apart, I...